Something that we as Christians do not normally think about was brought to my attention just this last week at a camp put on by my church. Jesus is not only our God, but He is our King. He is proven to be a King, having been born in the line of David as prophesied in the Bible. Now a thought in reply to this statement maybe something like, “Well that’s a good thought, but how does that change the way I am living my life right now?” Well, we as Christians tend to do the things Christ commanded us to do out of obligation, not necessarily doing them with joy, but rather with a sense of duty. Now take the statement, “Jesus is our King,” and think about my previous sentence in that light. How do the subjects of a good king respond to the king’s commands? They do them with joy, hoping to please the king.
See, now it changes everything. From the things we say, to the urgency with which we do what our King has commanded us. We should be desirous to do what Christ commanded us to honor Him as King, and we should be drawing others into Christ’s kingdom, that they may serve Him as well. And there are many people who do not know His love. Studies show that there are approximately 6 billion people in the world who do not know Christ. That is our mission as soldiers of the King, to go out and make disciples of all the nations. Christ our King has shown us His extravagant love, and why should we be scared to show it to those whom have not heard? It is our flesh, using pride and fear of what others may think to stop us. Ah, think of the difference we could make if we even just took the time to share with one person every other day. And we still have trouble doing just that. Our flesh is strong, but He is stronger. Though we are weak, wrapped and bound in these chains of flesh, we can through our strong and magnificent King, accomplish anything.